Patents by Inventor Nischom K. Silverman

Nischom K. Silverman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160370212
    Abstract: A transducer mounting apparatus can be used to remotely monitor the integrity of pipes or pipelines, which ordinarily are difficult to access due to environmental factors. The transducer mounting apparatus can include one or more transducer blocks, each adapted for receiving a transducer. A UT couplant and threaded transducer are positioned in an opening in the transducer block. A gear wheel adjusts the transducer up and down against the UT couplant to optimize the positioning relative to the pipe being monitored. A series of transducer blocks are connected by a tension block and or more wire ropes extending through the tension block and the transducer blocks. The length of the wire rope is adjusted with a set screw extending from the tension block to a transducer block, thereby allowing the transducer block assembly to accommodate different pipe diameters or mechanical structures of varying dimensions that are not necessarily round.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: BERKELEY SPRINGS INSTRUMENTS LLC
    Inventors: Eugene B. SILVERMAN, Nischom K. SILVERMAN
  • Patent number: 8521453
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inspecting a wall of a mechanical structure including obtaining an infinite response from a sample material having a front face, a thickness, and a back wall, by transmitting into a sample material an ultrasonic wave having a frequency and duration and being generated by one or more transducers, wherein the thickness of the sample material is sufficiently great that only a wave corresponding to the front face of the sample is received back; transmitting an ultrasonic wave generated by one or more transducers into the wall of a mechanical structure to be inspected at a time (T), wherein the ultrasonic wave has the same frequency and duration as the ultrasonic wave transmitted into the sample material; receiving a response signal back from the wall to be inspected; and correlating the response signal to the infinite response, thereby creating correlated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Berkeley Springs Instruments LLC
    Inventors: Eugene B. Silverman, Nischom K. Silverman, Paul Baity